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helm by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Need a change from wood work. I don't know if the helm was wooden or brass. I do know that brass was very popular on later paddlers, so brass it is. starting with a 1ins rod I turn the end so. I mark the spokes with a pointed tool, divided by my home made arrangement. A change wheel is fixed to back end of main shaft. In this case a 40, for 8 divisions. I could do with a cross drill on the tool post, but don't have an accurate one. I will have to drill the holes in the mill.

Totnes Castle 1894 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
If your Glen Usk and Devonshire Castle are anything to go by she will be great! Natch there's interest👍 Others here are building paddlers as well, at least one I think for the first time so hints and tips will surely be appreciated. Look forward to your Build Blog. 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Totnes Castle 1894 by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
I have posted this on another site, but will continue here if there is interest. I have a plan taken from a book some time ago. Drawn my own sections from experience, having built 2 paddlers before. T.D.B.W. on the sections is the true depth of hull. Increased depth for stability, as steam plants are top heavy, experience again.

Feathering paddle wheels by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Good to see someone designing and making their own parts. Paddlers are always prone to waddling but feathered wheels will be much more realistic and help solve the effect. Be good to see a build blog of how you complete the paddles, might we see such a blog, please? Dave

Feathering paddle wheels by Trillium Captain   Posted: 2 years ago
This model sails well but lists slightly to one side or the other when the paddle wheels start turning. I have been told this was not uncommon on full size paddlers, a phenomenon known as “digging in”. The only improvement I can think of for this is to fit feathering wheels. After waiting many months for the one remaining supplier who lists them to have them available for purchase, I concluded I'd have to make my own. So I prepared artwork for the parts using Inkscape, and had PPD in Scotland photo-etch the pieces in 0.9mm thick nickel silver. The only parts not included were the paddles which I planned to make from styrene to save some weight. (The big pointy part is for something else).

Lulonga, RC model by EAGLE Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
HI That is one great model, all the grace of the old paddlers. and the lake s something else. Regards Dave. 👍 👍 👍

Hull progress by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 years ago
I just love model paddlers. I have 2 both scratch built & steam driven.

Paddleducks by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 4 years ago
Stephen Good luck with this. Paddlers are an Interest to me but not on their own. I find getting onto your site easy which the others are not so. Edward

Paddle Steamer Kit by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 years ago
I have built 2 paddlers from scratch. Have no experience of the kit, but could be a little on the small side. How ever the price looks good. You could post on (paddleducks) the dedicated paddler site some one should know there.

Test Tank! by chrislang Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 years ago
HI Hammer Thanks for your Input. It's freelance taking Influences from many pictures of Paddlers, mainly around Edwardian times but also using what bits I have or am capable of producing. I'm thinking of attaching the Sponsons directly to the removable upper cabin and deck as they need to be clear of the paddles to allow them to be adjusted or removed. I could then fix sponson platforms direct to the hull to meet up with the sponsons when the whole cabin / sponson assembly Is fittted. We shall see ! Chris

Bridge furniture. by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 years ago
The helm on paddlers normally In brass. Turned the rim & boss on the end of 1.25" brass rod, with a hole In the centre. Marked the position of the spokes on the lathe, no drill on the tool post. So drilled for the 1.5mm spokes very carefully. Glued the spokes In with epoxy. Back In the lathe to part off the rod, then bolt through the centre hole, back In the lathe to clean up the back, trim the handles. The telegraph stem two different sizes of brass tube, the dial 1/2" tube filled with balsa and printed (on computer) paper stuck on both sides. All In place Including the binnacle, the Iron balls are mapping pins the compass printed paper again. The finished rails seen with the dodgers, made from cooking foil covered with PVA glue & painted. The speaking tube just bent & flared out on the end.